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Disinfecting Mats

Posted by Rebecca Sarnicola on

broken fingers 3/29/2006 3:26pm, so yesterday i got to class a littler earlier than usual (bout an hour early) and decided to mop up the mats. a guy caught staff a week ago so we are all being extra careful.here is what was used.1. disinfectant (green stuff, MR. Clean)2. some bleach3. water (not a lot)I figured the more disinfectant/bleach, the cleaner the mat.it left the mat feeling rather griddy/greasy. what am i missing or doing wrong?the mats are real nice, dont wanna ruin them, but dont wanna catch staff either!any suggestions/comments/unescapable flames? BSDaemon 3/29/2006 3:41pm, 1. It's not staff, it's...

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Wrestling Mats Are a Leading Cause of MRSA in High Schools and Colleges

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The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that more Americans die from Staph or MRSA each year than from AIDs or HIV. Also according to the CDC, the top sports attributed to MRSA infections are wrestling, football, and rugby. MRSA, Staph, and other skin infections are rampant in high school and college sports due to the amount of skin to skin contact between athletes, as well as the exchange of bodily fluids. In a sport like wrestling, skin to skin contact is unavoidable and there is little way of knowing whether your competition has a skin infection or is carrying a bacteria or...

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DISINFECTING WRESTLING MATS, TUMBLING MATS, AND SIMILAR SURFACES

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The regular cleaning and disinfecting of wrestling, tumbling and apparatus mats, wall padding, and vinyl-covered surfaces of exercise and weight training equipment is a critical deterrent to the spread of skin infections such as ringworm and impetigo. Effective spot cleaning when blood is present is required to reduce the risk of indirect transmission of bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus. The following guidelines are recommended for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are used regularly in organized sports activities and the physical education program: • RESPONSIBILITY Team managers, team members, or others designated by the coach normally will perform the...

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Contamination of athletic mouthguards

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Athletic mouthguards or mouthpieces are critical pieces of equipment in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. The American Dental Association recommends them for all contact sports. But despite the fact that mouthguards are important protective equipment in these sports, athletes often pay little attention to their care and sanitation. A new study published in the May-June 2011 edition of Sports Healthsheds light on the microorganisms that can contaminate protective mouthguards. Richard T. Glass, PhD, DDS et al. divided 62 Division I football players into four groups and then performed microbial analysis on the mouthguards of players in those groups....

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MRSA Breaks Out at FDNY Training Facility on Randall's Island

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A handful of the more than 300 FDNY probationary firefighters training on Randall's Island have contracted the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA, officials confirm. A type of staph infection, MRSA can spread quickly in highly populated environments like schools, gyms and hospitals. At medical facilities, MRSA can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Off-Duty Cop Made U-Turn Before Deadly Crash: Witnesses The FDNY would not say exactly how many trainees were infected on Randall's Island, but says those infected are being treated and extra precaution is being taken for them to continue to train. The department said in a...

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